HEPWORTH & Idle, denied the chance to play in Division One of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League by Covid-19, are closing on a consolation prize.

They have won five matches in Group C of the Covid Regional Competition, which has been put in place of league matches, to put them top of the pile with one weekend left.

Hosts Wilsden could only make 121, and that would have been much worse were it not for No 8 Hasnat Bukhari, whose 36-ball 58 not out contained five fours and as many sixes.

Pete Longley (26) and Sam Mitchell (17) were the only other players to make decent contributions as Alex Robinson (4-14), Simon Raistrick (2-15) and Jonathan Robinson (2-44) did the damage with the ball.

Opener Jamie Topham (51no) guided the visitors to their seven-wicket win in 26.2 overs and added 89 for the second wicket with Raistrick (43).

Oakworth's first team won a tight one the day before at home to Crossflatts in Group B.

The hosts made 144 but Flatts finished only three runs adrift with nine wickets down.

Eldwick & Gilstead, chasing a target of 158, didn't worry when they were 47-3 against Crossflatts II at Ryshworth Park in Group D.

Tom Conneely (53) and Matthew Sharp (40no) almost took them over the winning line with an 84-run stand for the fourth wicket, but they won anyway by six wickets, with Deependra Rathore hitting 23.

Skipper Mark Pennington did best for Flatts, with 47 at No 7 in their 157-7, and he was supported by Josh Addy (29), with whom he put on 71 for the seventh wicket.

Andrew Stephenson (3-21), Chris Child (2-13) and James Keighley (2-21) were the stars with the ball for the twin villages.

Andrew Copping's decision to drop from the first team to the third team is having benefits for Bingley Congs.

He top-scored with 20 in their 64 against Haworth II at Beckfoot Lane, with only wicket-keeper Chris Hemsley (12) also making double figures as Jacob Hodgson (4-13) and loanee Jacob Stephens (4-15) weighed in.

However, the visitors had only Lee Hunter (12) in double figures and fell nine runs short of victory as Copping, whose bowling is proving even more useful than his runs, took 5-9, backed up by Jonny Teale (2-14) and Yvonne Baines (2-28).

George Blackwell had an impressive game for Sutton II at Denholme II, also on Sunday.

He took 2-25 and top-scored with 29 but couldn't prevent a 58-run defeat.

Denholme II made 175-9, boosted by opener Michael Dennison (48) and Neil Spencer (45), Matthew Shaw-Burns (27) and Ryan Clark (25) in the middle order, with John French (3-38) and Richard Walker (2-26) also among the wickets.

Richard Taylor (3-8) was chiefly responsible for pegging back the visitors.

Denholme had a happy weekend as a club, with their first team triumphing at home to Bingley Congs II in Group C.

Congs' second strings were castled for 74, with only James Watson (21), James Farrell (14) and Dave Hemsley (12) troubling the scorers much as Ryan Clark (3-9) and Adam Vaux (2-18) got among the visitors.

Denholme only took until the 17th over to win by eight wickets, with Richard Taylor making 29, Michael Dennison 21 and Adam Taylor 20 not out.

Long Lee restricted home side Hepworth & Idle II to 122-7, after they were 76-2 in Group D, with skipper Michael Newell boosting that tally with 31 not out at No 7 and Garfield Allen making 24.

Shahbaz Ahmed (4-16) and Steve Butterfield (2-20) did well with the ball, and Long Lee's innings was well judged as they were victorious by six wickets in the 33rd over, led by opener Moin Ahsan (27) as Harry Pinkney took 2-29.

Riddlesden used eight bowlers but couldn't stop Bradford & Bingley totalling 138-4, with decent contributions coming from Lewis Brown (52) and Shahbaz Ahmed (36), who added 47 for the third wicket.

Riddlesden had three major players with the bat - opener David Robinson (33), Jamil Hussain (26) and No 9 Bilal Bashir (21no) - but little else and they were rolled over for 120, with the chief beneficiaries being James Dobson (4-13), Brown (2-16) and Ahmed (2-27).

Among the concessions were Ingrow I (to Bingley Congs in Group B) and Bingley Congs III (on Saturday to Glusburn I in Group F).